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Bernie Sanders to campaign in Boulder for Amendment 69, the statewide universal healthcare proposal

By: Daniel Petty, The Denver Post
October 15, 2016 Updated: October 15, 2016 at 8:07 am
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Former Presidential candidate and US Senator Bernie Sanders will campaign in support of Amendment 69 on Monday. Saul Loeb, AFP/Getty Images

Former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will be in Boulder on Monday at the University of Colorado to campaign in support of Amendment 69, the statewide measure that would create a universal state-administered and financed health care system for Colorado residents.

The measure faces stiff opposition across the political spectrum, in large part because of the large payroll tax increases that would be required to fund the program, known as ColoradoCare. If passed, the state would become the first in the nation to offer a universal system.

Sanders, an independent U.S. senator from Vermont and Hillary Clinton’s rival in the Democratic primaries, will appear at Farrand Field at the University of Colorado at 5 p.m., according to the ColoradoYES campaign. Doors open at 4 p.m.

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